Animated Pictograms

Fun and easy-to-understand presentation of historical culture and traditional customs that are uniquely Japanese.

  • VISIT TO TEMPLE / SHIRINE
  • BOWING
  • POUNDING RICE CAKE
  • HAILING A CAB / TAXI
  • TAKING A BATH
  • WATER ABLUTION
  • TEA CEREMONY
  • RHYTHMIC CLAPPING AT CELEBRATIONS
  • RIDING THE TRAIN

About The Project

EXPERIENCE JAPAN PICTOGRAMS were developed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan.
For more information about the objectives and design concept of the project, please click here.

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If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

SERVICE AREA (REST AREA)

サービスエリア[SĀBISUERIA]

A public facility, also called a “parking area,” located next to a Japanese expressway at which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, shop, or refuel. An increasing number of service areas have been redeveloped recently to include amusement parks, shopping malls, spas (onsen) and hotels. My family and I are on our way to an onsen resort. I don’t know how many hours I have been driving. The destination is still 100 km away. I’m getting tired but my wife and kids are sleeping... And then voila, I see a sign for a service area! It’s like finding an oasis in the desert.